THE SHOCK DOCTRINE is a cinematic interpretation of Naomi Klein's bestseller and outlines the rise of "disaster capitalism" - the opportunistic exploitation of periods of man-made and natural disaster by the West to push through economic reforms from which they stand to benefit. From Pinochet's Chile to the War on Terror, the film systematically unpicks history as we know it, revealing a far more terrifying account of the development of American economic policy, and its dark trail of violent repression of protest against its imperatives of privatisation and deregulation. Will make you think again about the "free" in "free market".
d. Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, United Kingdom 2009 DOC
English, 35mm, 79 min